As someone who dearly loves the Creation, one of the most inspiring passages in the Bible comes in Isaiah 11 when the author prophesies what will happen to the Creation when Christ returns to rule and reign on Earth.
Verses 6-9 are truly amazing but right now I want to concentrate on verses 8-9.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain.
That is the state of the Creation as it was in the Garden of Eden. Can you imagine being able to let a child put their hand it a viper’s nest or in the cobra’s den?
I love snakes but I love my child a whole lot more and there is no way my daughter would be allowed anywhere near a viper or cobra as things stand now.
If the Lord can bring that kind of security and peace upon His return what kind of peace can He make in your life right now? In mine?
It’s something to ponder and pray about.